School Advocacy

School Advocacy

The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine works with children, parents and schools to provide a comprehensive and integrated treatment program. Children and teenagers spend the majority of their day in the school setting, and their relationships and behaviors in the school setting are often critical pieces of the diagnostic and treatment puzzle. Your child’s therapist or doctor will contact the school to ensure that treatment plans and goals are aligned and well-coordinated.

Navigating the educational system to advocate for your child can be overwhelming. RCBM can assist your family in getting answers to the follow types of questions: How do I know if my child is eligible for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan for my child? When and how do I suggest this to my child’s school? What type of accommodations will teachers make without an official plan? Clinicians at the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine are well-versed in these issues and can help your family work through this process.



Clinicians

Amanda Moar Kerbawy, PhD, LLP
Ashley Ceresnie, PhD, LLP
Helene Kroll, LMSW, CAADC
Jillian Fortain, PhD, LLP
Judith C. Redmond, MA, LPC, LLP MA, LPC, LLP
Libby Quail, MA, LPC
Melissa Oleshansky, PhD, LP, RYT PhD, LP, RYT
Nancy Tedder, MA, LPC MA, LLPC
Simon Levinson, MA, tLLP MA, tLLP
Wendy Saal, MA, LPC
Yvonne Stumpf, MSN, RN, CS, NP MSN, RN, CS, NP